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tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Open Access Journal 
for a Global Sustainable Information Society.

Vol. 8. No. 2: Special Issue on Capitalist Crisis, Communication & Culture
Edited by Christian Fuchs, Matthias Schafranek, David Hakken, Marcus Breen

Suggested citation: Fuchs, Christian, Matthias Schafranek, David Hakken 
and Marcus Breen. Eds. 2010. Special issue on “Capitalist crisis, 
communication & culture“. tripleC (cognition, communication, 
co-operation): Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information 
Society 8 (2): 193-309.

“Capitalism […] is approaching an apocalyptic zero-point” (Slavoj Žižek).

What is the role of communication in the general situation of capitalist 
The global economic downturn is an indicator of a new worldwide 
capitalist crisis. The main focus of most public debates as well as of 
economic and policy analyses is the role of finance capital and the 
housing market in creating the crisis, less attention is given to the 
role of communication technologies, the media, and culture in the world 
economic crisis. The task of this special issue of tripleC is to present 
analyses of the role of ICTs, the media, and culture in the current 
crisis of capitalism. The seven papers focus on the causes, development, 
and effects of the crisis. Each paper relates one or more of these 
dimensions to ICTs, the media, or culture.

Capitalist Crisis, Communication, & Culture – Introduction to the 
Special Issue of tripleC
Christian Fuchs, Matthias Schafranek, David Hakken and Marcus
Breen (Special Issue Editors)
pp 193-204

Computing and the Current Crisis:
The Significant Role of New Information Technologies in Our 
Socio-Economic Meltdown
David Hakken
pp 205-220

The Virtual Debt Factory: Towards an Analysis of Debt and Abstraction in 
the American Credit Crisis
Vincent R. Manzerolle
pp 221-236

Calculating the Unknown. Rationalities of Operational Risk in Financial 
Matthias Werner and Hajo Greif
pp 237-250

Crisis, What Crisis? The Media: Business and Journalism in Times of Crisis
Rosario de Mateo, Laura Bergés, Anna Garnatxe*
pp 251-274

Anglo-American Credit Scoring and Consumer Debt in the Subprime Mortgage 
Crisis of 2007 as Models for Other Countries?
Thomas Ruddy
pp 275-284

Crise, Genre et TIC : Recette pour une Dés-Union Pronon- cée. L’Exemple 
de l’Afrique du Sud
(in French)
Joelle Palmieri
pp 285-309
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Fuchs, Christian. 2008. Internet and Society: Social Theory in the 
Information Age. New York: Routledge.